Ponds and Lakes Animals

Rough-skinned Newt
Rough-skinned Newt
Class: Amphibia: Amphibians Diet: Insects
Order: Urodela: Newts and Salamanders
Size: 6.5 - 12.5 cm (2 1/2 - 5 in)
Family: Salamandridae: Newts and Salamanders Conservation Status: Non-threatened
Scientific Name: Taricha granulosa Habitat: ponds, lakes, slow streams and surrounding grassland or woodland
Range: Western North America: Alaska to California

Size of Rough-skinned NewtThe most aquatic of Pacific newts, the rough-skinned newt is identified by its warty skin and its small eyes, with dark lower lids. It searches for its invertebrate prey both on land and in the water, and its toxic skin secretions repel most of its enemies.  In the breeding season, the male's skin temporarily becomes smooth and his vent swells. Unlike other western newts, the female rough-skinned lays her eggs one at a time, rather than in masses, on submerged plants or debris. The eggs hatch into aquatic larvae.

Range of Rough-skinned Newt
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